Actinomycete: Isolation and Identification of Agent Responsible for Musty Odors

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Science  03 Jun 1966:
Vol. 152, Issue 3727, pp. 1372-1373
DOI: 10.1126/science.152.3727.1372


A compound produced by certain actinomycete cultures is responsible for a persistent musty odor. It has been isolated in high purity and identified by chemical and spectroscopic properties. Possible structures are discussed.